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Children of Girueta and the Wastelands of Football for All – ANDREI MIHAIL / Illustration by Ferenczy Ándras

Illustration by Ferenczy András Children of Girueta and the Wastelands of Football for All Andrei Mihail Abstract Football can be more than a sport. Obviously, playing football can help improve the health of city dwellers. Accessible pitches, modernized facilities, or well-trained coaches can harness the sport’s popularity to get people to play it. But there …

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Promises and Realities: Working on Digital Platforms – JULIUS-CEZAR MACQUARIE / Illustration by Andrei Nicolescu

Illustration by Andrei Nicolescu Promises and Realities: Working on Digital Platforms Julius-Cezar MacQuarie Abstract Glovo, Uber, or Bolt are just some of the names that have become known in Romania in a very short time, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. But a less discussed phenomenon is what it means to be a …

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Uncitizenship through Evictions – IRINA ZAMFIRESCU / Illustration by Andreea Dumuță

Illustration by Andreea Dumuță Uncitizenship through Evictions Irina Zamfirescu Abstract Two years, seven evictions, almost 300 people for whom the only prospect of housing after eviction was the street. The structural violence in Bucharest is as subtle in its manifestations as it is obvious when we look at the city’s evictions. For the evictees, the waiting …

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Reindustrialization, Labor, and Precariousness in Romania: A Case Study of Factories in Baia Mare – RALUCA PERNEȘ / Illustration by Sorina Vazelina

Illustration by Sorina Vazelina Reindustrialization, Labor, and Precariousness in Romania: A Case Study of Factories in Baia Mare Raluca Perneș Abstract Tens of thousands of workers are currently employed in factories in the Baia Mare area. Most factories are greenfield projects, while old industrial sites in Baia Mare have been abandoned. Most employees working in …

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An Ethnography of Disappearing Forests. On Power, Politics, and Scapegoats in a Village of Argeș County, Romania – ȘTEFAN DORONDEL / Illustration by Kadna Anda

Illustration by Kadna Anda An Ethnography of Disappearing Forests. On Power, Politics, and Scapegoats in a Village of Argeș County, Romania Ștefan Dorondel Abstract This piece looks at how Romania’s forests were destroyed by illegal logging after the Revolution of 1989. Based on my book Disrupted Landscapes. State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in …

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The Construction of an Olfactory Other – RUXANDRA PĂDURARU / Illustration by Simina Popescu

Illustration by Simina Popescu The Construction of an Olfactory Other Ruxandra Păduraru Abstract Sensitivity to certain smells is in fact simply a mask of privilege. The significance of a particular smell is not discovered by differentiating it from other smells (there are no independent forms/means to encode these distinctions) but by discriminating the contexts in …

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